Best washing machine under £500 - 2015
By S21, 15 Nov 2015
If your budget lies between £400 and £500, you can expect to buy a truly excellent washing machine, providing you do your research carefully. Here at S21, we've already done the research for you. Choose from one of the following top picks and you won't go far wrong.
Today's best buy: Bosch WAT28460GB from Buywise Domestics (£517.83)
1. Bosch WAT28460GB
Bosch's 2015 washing machine range is proving to be very popular, thanks to the German company's strong reputation for quality, and its well-priced, highly-featured products. The WAT28460GB is no exception.
This is one of the very best Bosch washing machines, and the best you can buy for less than about £500. With a generous 8kg wash load capacity, it's built for the needs of a demanding family.
Its energy efficiency rating is outstanding. In fact it exceeds the EU's maximum A+++ rating by another 30%, which is really just showing off!
It's one of the quietest machines currently available in the UK, making it an ideal choice if you don't have the luxury of a utility room for doing your laundry.
With VarioPerfect giving you a choice between speed or extra efficiency, plus a comprehensive range of wash programmes, it really is hard to beat. Just be aware that a full wash cycle can take up to 3.5 hours.
2. Samsung WF90F5E3U4W
Samsung's washing machines are very popular at this price range, thanks to a combination of the Korean manufacturer's modern, high-tech designs and strong reputation for reliability.
The WF90F5E3U4W washing machine comes with a digital inverter motor making it almost as quiet as the Bosch, and just as reliable, with a 10-year warranty on the motor. It even has a self diagnostic system with a fault check display.
This machine has a very large 9kg wash capacity, making it able to handle a good-sized family load. The stylish LED display and rotary dial controls make it easy to use.
Rated A+++ for energy consumption, it's cheap to run, and is cheaper to buy than the Bosch as well, being priced at around the £450 mark.
3. LG F14A8TDA5
The LG F14A8TDA5 is probably the best looking of the 3 washing machines we've picked out for you. With a silver finish and chrome door, it's just the right appliance to give your kitchen a design boost.
However, this is not a machine that places looks above reliability or features. At its heart is LG's direct drive inverter motor, which comes with a 10-year guarantee, like the Samsung. This also makes it a very quiet machine in operation - just behind the Samsung in decibels.
It's extremely energy efficient too, exceeding the maximum A+++ rating by 20%.
The machine has an extra-large LED display, and a good range of washing programmes, and is highly recommended.
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Comment by Greg
on 15th Nov 2015
Brilliant, thanks. Love your website, never buy a phone that isn't 5*!